Our Goals and Values

Our Mission

To support prisoners and their families to make a fresh start and to minimise the harm that can be caused by imprisonment on offenders, families and communities.

Our Goals

  • ​To ensure that the children, their carers, and families of prisoners have access to appropriate advice, care and support to meet their needs
  • To facilitate opportunities for positive contact between prisoners and their families from the courts to release
  • To support families and ex-offenders in the resettlement process
  • To respond to the needs of prisoners at risk of suicide and self-harm
  • To support the development of restorative justice and promote community involvement in supporting people affected by imprisonment

Our Values

  • To respect the innate dignity and worth of every human being, and in the possibility of their rehabilitation and redemption, no matter what they have done
  • To find our inspiration from Catholic Social Teaching
  • To consult and involve users of our services to ensure that we remain responsive and sensitive to their needs
  • To respect and value diversity and promote equality of opportunity
  • To be a collaborative organization, working co-operatively and in a spirit of partnership with the Prison Service, NOMS, and organizations with whom we share objectives and where this may result in improved outcomes
  • To be a learning organization, committed to developing our people, and to learning from others and from each other
  • To provide quality services, and to monitor and evaluate our work
  • To encourage and facilitate the involvement of volunteers and community and faith-based organizations to harness the goodwill, skills and energies of individuals who share our goals and values.
  • To break down barriers between the prison system and communities
  • To be innovative and develop models of working and best practice which may be mainstreamed by Her Majesty's Prison Service and others